The anti-American anthem protests continue to plague the NFL.
Two years of ugly displays during the Star-Spangled Banner turned off hordes of fans who either changed the channel or stopped attending games.
Now one anthem protester made a statement that just infuriated the NFL.
After free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick chose to kneel for the national anthem in 2016, many followers copied his disrespectful protests while the mainstream media fawned all over him.
Left-wing activist groups continue to shower him with praise and awards.
Meanwhile, patriotic Americans were disgusted by the protests and walked away from the NFL. For the first time in years, the NFL saw a two-year decline in viewership and popularity.
Commissioner Roger Goodell scrambled for a solution to the problem, and did nothing for two full seasons as he saw money waltz out the door.
Goodell finally acted and instituted a new policy that requires players to stand for the anthem, or remain in the locker room.
If players choose to come onto the field, their team will be hit with a fine. Some owners have already come out and said they will pay the fine of any players who choose to protest.
There have been grumblings some players are planning some form of mass protest against the league, but one player just openly said he intends to protest during the national anthem.
During an NFL event in England, Tennessee Titans defensive lineman Jurrell Casey made it clear he will protest the Star-Spangled Banner this upcoming season:
“I’m going to take a fine this year, why not? I’m going to protest during the flag. That’s what I’m going to say now.”
Casey’s stance makes no sense. The exorbitant fines he’s willing to pay will simply enlarge the league office’s coffers. If Casey were truly intent on making an impact in his community, that money could be better spent than in the clutches of Roger Goodell.
Casey also opined on the plight of Colin Kaepernick:
“For all these trash quarterbacks you see that get a shot, that come in and sit on the bench all day, you got a starting quarterback that’s out there that can go out there and play. You know he has the skill set to be a starting quarterback, and you hold him out just because he is speaking his mind. At the end of the day, it speaks (volumes) on what these people really think about you.”
Nobody is holding out for Kaepernick. The truth is nobody wants him. There are 32 teams that are free to sign him, and not one has taken a chance because he would be a colossal distraction.
Two teams expressed interest in signing Kaepernick, and they were punished for their effort…by Kaepernick.
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll took an extended look at signing Kaepernick, and Kaepernick showed his gratitude by retweeting a post that was negative of Carroll.
Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Biscioitti gave serious consideration to signing Kaepernick, but the quarterback’s girlfriend posted a tweet that mocked Bisciotti and Ravens’ ambassador Ray Lewis.
No team wants to deal with that type of headache and the media circus he brings.
Finally, Casey explained why he’s going to continue his protest: “I’m going to do what I do that’s going to bring light to my community.”
Casey is from Los Angeles and attended Long Beach Poly high school. Nearly half of that high school is not proficient in reading, and almost two-thirds are not proficient in math.
And other inner-city schools in Los Angeles are faring far worse. Perhaps Casey could be bringing light to that issue instead of dividing the country over a symbol that’s supposed to unite the country.
Unbeknownst to Casey, Kaepernick has become a radical leftist who isn’t interested in uniting the country. He’s interested in Balkanizing the country along racial and ideological lines.
Hopefully Casey will catch onto the real agenda and distance himself from Kaepernick’s self-serving radical agenda.